Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliances

The purpose of Knowledge Alliances is to strengthen Europe’s innovation capacity by fostering innovation in higher education via balanced, two-way knowledge exchange with enterprises and across the broader socio-economic environment. They implement a coherent and comprehensive set of interconnected activities through transnational structured partnerships, involving a minimum of six organisations from at least three Programme Countries, of which there must be a minimum of two higher education institutions and a minimum of two enterprises.

Knowledge Alliances will:

  • Develop new, innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning;
  • Stimulate entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial skills of students, academics and company staff;
  • Facilitate the exchange, flow and co-creation of knowledge.
The contribution of higher education to jobs and growth, and its international attractiveness, can be enhanced through links between education, research and innovation.
These constitute the three sides of the “knowledge triangle”, stimulating the development of entrepreneurial, creative and innovative skills in all disciplines, and promoting innovation in higher education through more interactive learning environments and increased knowledge-exchange.